Today’s young people are dedicated, inspired and ambitious. They’ve risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, playing their part in their communities and helping those who need their support.
But the pandemic has hit their mental health and wellbeing hard. It’s put their education, social lives and work on hold and, for some, led to increased stress, worry and loneliness.
As a new school year starts, the DofE can help young people develop the skills and character traits they need, including confidence, resilience and adaptability, to get through this crisis, safely expand their worlds and stand out in whatever they want to do..
Our animations tell the real-life stories of four DofE Award holders, in their own words. Hear how, through their DofE, they overcame personal challenges, found focus and motivation and achieved things they never thought they would.
– Find out more about how your child can do their DofE – and speak to the DofE Manager or Leader at their school, college or youth organisation to find out how they can sign up now.
– Visit YoungMinds for advice on supporting your child’s mental health and wellbeing.
– If you’d like to support the DofE so we can make a difference to more young people’s lives, please consider donating to the DofE charity.